1 Al Cornish Head, Library Systems Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA web home: EDUCATION LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA January 1991-August 1992 Master of Library and Information Science TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS September 1985-May 1989 Bachelor of Arts in History (Graduated Cum Laude) TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION PROGRAM, UNITED STATES NAVY June 1979-June 1985 Completed a two year educational program, including: Naval Nuclear Power School: Courses in physics, mathematics, thermodynamics, reactor principles, chemistry, and other technical subjects. Nuclear Power Training Unit: Qualification on a land-based nuclear power plant (S1W pressurized water reactor plant, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory). Served as a Shutdown Reactor Operator and a Reactor Plant Electrician (A2W pressurized water reactor plants) on board U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65).
2 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, PULLMAN, WASHINGTON July 1999-Present Systems Librarian (July 1999-August 2006); Head of Library Systems (August ). As the Head of Systems, coordinate the System unit s work, staffing, and budgeting. Supervise 4 FTE staff in the Library Systems office (1 librarian; 3 information technology services specialists). Support computing services and systems in the WSU Pullman campus libraries and work to identify technologies and products that could be used to enhance library services. Currently, primary area responsibilities include support for scholarly communication activities and discovery/fulfillment services. Chair the WSU Libraries WorldCat Local Task Force, which is working to enhance the discovery/delivery experience for WSU s user community. Served as a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Shared ILS Team, which supported an RFP process for a shared library management system. Currently chairs the WSU implementation team for the planned 2013 migration to the shared ILS management system and discovery service. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, BETHESDA, MARYLAND July 1997-June 1999 Systems Librarian. Served as a team member in the implementation of the Relais document delivery system in the National Library of Medicine s Collection Access Section. This implementation, part of NLM s System Reinvention effort, brought an array of manual and automated interlibrary loan request systems into a single unified system. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES September 1992-June 1997 Served in three automation librarian positions. As Digital Librarian, worked with automation issues including the deployment of Web-based databases and the integration of interactive and electronic publications into the Libraries web site. As Coordinator, Electronic Reference Services ( ), supported the development of an automation infrastructure for Texas A&M s West Campus Library, a new library facility, which opened in fall 1994, including hardware and software purchasing for the new library.
3 PUBLICATIONS Refereed journal articles: Cornish, Alan and Alex Merrill. Enabling integrated, online access to special collections. Technical Services Quarterly 27:2 (2010), Cornish, Alan and Trevor Bond. Developing and sustaining the Northwest Digital Archives. Journal of Digital Information 9:2 (2008). [URL ] Wykoff, Leslie, Laurie Mercier, Trevor Bond, and Alan Cornish. The Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive: A tri-state online history database and learning center. Library Hi-Tech 23:2 (2005) Cornish, Alan. Using a native XML database for Encoded Archival Description search and retrieval. Information Technology and Libraries Vol. 23:No.4 (December 2004) Cornish, Alan. Data retrieval from library systems based on the open systems model." Information Technology and Libraries. Vol. 20:No.2 (June 2001) Cornish, Alan. "The Relais document delivery system: An innovative model for resource sharing." Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply. Vol. 10:No. 3 (2000) Xiao, Daniel, Pixey Anne Moseley, and Alan Cornish. Library services through the World Wide Web. The Public-Access Computer Systems Review. Vol. 8: No. 4 (1997). [URL ] Non-refereed journal articles: Cornish, Alan. The new Summit: Building the foundation for enhanced user services. OLA Quarterly 15:1 (Spring 2009), Cornish, Alan. OCLC Digital & Preservation Resources CONTENTdm product forum (Review of vendor forum presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference 2002). Technical Services Quarterly. Vol. 20:No. 4 (2003) Bond, Trevor and Alan Cornish. "Digitizing special collections using the CONTENTdm software suite." Microform and Imaging Review. Vol. 31: No. 1 (Winter 2002) Cornish, Alan. "The consortial experience with library systems" (Review of program presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference 2001). Technical Services Quarterly. Vol. 19:No. 3 (2001) Book reviews: Cornish, Alan. Assessing digital library services (Book Review). The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Vol. 28:No. 5 (2002) 335.
4 Cornish, Alan. "Information architecture for the World Wide Web" (Book Review). The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Vol. 26:No. 1 (2000) 69. Monographs: Contributor to: McLeod, Raymond, Jr. Management Information Systems: A study of computer-based information systems. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall, Contributor to: Dyal, Don (editor). Historical dictionary of the Spanish-American War. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, PRESENTATIONS - REFEREED Harnish, Kathryn and Alan Cornish. Confluence: Bringing it all together on OCLC's Cooperative Platform. Presentation at the 2011 Library Information and Technology Association Forum (St. Louis, MO), October 2, Cornish, Alan. Combining XTF and the cloud => powerful digital collections presence at a low cost. Presentation at the 2011 Library Information and Technology Association Forum (St. Louis, MO), October 2, Cornish, Alan. Blending open source and the cloud to build a discipline-specific repository. Presentation at the 2011 code4lib Northwest conference (Portland, OR), June 13, Cornish, Alan; Zhu, Lihong; Johnson, Corey. Building user services with OCLC's WorldCat Local. Presentation at the Online Northwest 2010 conference (Corvallis, OR), February 5, Helmer, John, Larry Landis, and Alan Cornish. From proposal to program: Seven years of the Northwest Digital Archives. Presentation at the Online Northwest 2008 conference (Corvallis, OR), February 22, Cornish, Alan, Greg Matthews, and Jonathon Scott. Using expressive metadata formats to support preservation in digital repositories. Presentation at the Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting (Moscow, ID), May 18, Cornish, Alan. Utilizing the benefits of native XML database technologies. Presentation at the Library and Information Technology Association National Forum (San Jose, CA), October 1, Cornish, Alan. Innovative Interfaces documentation. Presentation at the Ninth Northwest Innovative Users Group meeting (Portland, OR), October 17, Cornish, Alan. "Early Washington Maps collection." Presentation at the Coalition for Networked Information Task Force Meeting (Washington, DC), April 15, (Session: Creating Digital Libraries through Multi-Institution Collaborations.) Cornish, Alan. "Development of an online maps collection" (presentation describing Early Washington Maps project). Presentation at the 2002 Computers in Libraries conference (Washington, DC), March 14, 2002.
5 Cornish, Alan. "Using the III imaging product." Presentation at the Seventh Northwest Innovative Users Group meeting (Portland, OR), October 9, Bond, Trevor, Alan Cornish, Jennifer Stone Muilenburg, and Rosemary Streatfeild. "Building Internet map libraries by digitizing historical maps." Presentation at an ALA Maps and Geography Round Table program (San Francisco, CA), June 18, Bond, Trevor, Alan Cornish, and Jennifer Stone Muilenburg. "Early Washington Maps: A digital collection." Presentation at a joint meeting of the Conference of Inter-mountain Archivists, Northwest Archivists, Northwest Oral History Association, and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (Boise, ID), May 25, Bond, Trevor and Alan Cornish. "CONTENT: A model for collaborative database building." Presentation at the Online Northwest 2001 Conference (Portland, OR), January Cornish, Alan. Implementation of electronic reserves using III s Scanning Workstation software. Presentation at the Fifth Northwest Innovative Users Group meeting (Portland, OR), October 12, PRESENTATIONS NON-REFEREED Cornish, Alan. Using EZID to enhance access to research data. Ignite talk at the Open Access, Open Knowledge event for Open Access Week (Pullman, WA), October 26, Cornish, Alan. XTF in 300 seconds. Lightning talk at the Code4Lib 2012 Conference (Seattle, WA), February 7, Harnish, Kathryn, Andrea Schurr, Alan Cornish, and Shelly Stuard. Jazzing up your library systems with the OCLC Platform. Presentation at the 2011 American Library Association conference (New Orleans, LA), June 25, Cornish, Alan. MeSH autocomplete, and autocompletion more generally with WorldCat.org discovery. Presentation at the OCLC Developers Luncheon, ALA Midwinter 2011 conference (San Diego, CA), January 9, Harnish, Kathryn, Robin Murray, and Alan Cornish. The power of data, technology and community: The OCLC Platform Strategy. Presentations/panel discussion at the ALA Midwinter 2011 conference (San Diego, CA), January 8, Goldner, Matt, Alan Cornish, and Sarah McHugh. OCLC Web-scale Management Services. Presentation/panel discussion at the Montana Shared Catalog meeting, 2010 (Great Falls, MT), October 8, Ambrosi, Thomas., Cornish, Alan., Frazier, Lavon., Gordon, Gerald, Hermanson, Frances., Murray, Victoria., & Neunherz, Gregory (facilitator). What WSU is doing to prevent identity theft. Panel Discussion at the IT Forum at WSU: The Road Ahead (Pullman, WA), March 13, Cornish, Alan. NWDA technical update, Archon Archival Management System. Presentation at the Northwest Digital Archives Project Directors Meeting (Spokane, WA), October 5, 2006.
6 Cornish, Alan. Northwest Digital Archives Technology. Presentation at the RLG Regional Online Archival Access Systems Meeting (College Park, MD), May 8, Cornish, Alan. Native XML Demo. Lightning presentation at the code4lib conference (Corvallis, OR), February 17, Cornish, Alan. Preserving access to multimedia collections. Presentation at the OCLC session Preserving Access for the Future: Updates on Various Activities in Digital Preservation (San Antonio, TX), January 23, Cornish, Alan. Northwest Digital Archives: Search/retrieval/presentation system. Presentation at the Northwest Digital Archives Project Directors Meeting (Seattle, WA), September 12, Cornish, Alan. Digital collection management at Washington State University. Presentation at the OCLC session CONTENTdm: Providing Campus-wide Digital Collection Management (Chicago, IL), June 26, Bond, Trevor and Alan Cornish. Digitizing and the Early Washington Maps Project. Presentation at the Northwest Government Information Network Spring Meeting (Pullman, WA), April 28, Cornish, Alan. Use of CONTENTdm to support faculty media reserves. Presentation at the ACRL Electronic Reserves Discussion Group (Philadelphia, PA), January 26, Cornish, Alan. "Building media collections at Washington State University." Presentation at the ALA OCLC Digital & Preservation Resources/CONTENTdm Forum (Atlanta, GA), June 16, Brians, Paul and Cornish, Alan. "My digital audio reserve site." Presentation at the Music Library Association Pacific Northwest Chapter Annual Meeting (Pullman, WA), May 5, Participant in panel discussion "Creating digital collections: Best practices, methodologies and good advice from those that have been there and done that!" Presentation at the Washington Library Association 2001 Conference (Spokane, WA), April 6, POSTER SESSIONS Cornish, Alan. Technology tools used to create the Naval Reactors History Database. Poster session at the WSU Academic Showcase (Pullman, WA), March 30, Cornish, Alan and Alex Merrill. Where libraries and special collections meet Web 2.0: Building next-generation archival access tools. Poster session at the American Library Association Annual Conference (Anaheim, CA), June 28, Cornish, Alan and Jason Crittenden. Building next-generation archival access tools. Pr Poster session at the WSU Academic Showcase (Pullman, WA), March 28, Cornish, Alan, Greg Matthews, and Jonathon Scott. Enhancing metadata to support preservation in a repository system. Poster session at the WSU Academic Showcase (Pullman, WA), March 23, 2007.
7 Cornish, Alan, Joel Cummings, and Kay Vyhnanek. Building a digital repository, WSU-style. Poster session at the WSU Academic Showcase (Pullman, WA), March 24, Cornish, Alan. Utilizing native XML: The Northwest Digital Archives project. Poster session at the WSU Academic Showcase (Pullman, WA), April 1, Cornish, Alan. Development of an online maps collection. Poster Session presented at the 2002 American Library Association Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA), June 17, Cornish, Alan. "Development of an automation program for a new library facility. Poster Session presented at the 1995 American Library Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL), June 25, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Member, Orbis Cascade Alliance Shared ILS Team, Chair, Orbis Cascade Alliance Network Library System Task Force, Member, Orbis Cascade Shared Bibliographic Database Task Force, Member, Orbis Cascade Alliance WorldCat Navigator Implementation Team, Member, Library Information and Technology Association Membership Development Committee, Member, Northwest Digital Archives Executive Committee, Chair, Association of College and Research Libraries Electronic Reserves Discussion Group, As an incoming Co-Chair, chaired the Discussion Group meeting at the 2003 ALA Annual Conference. Member, Northwest Innovative Users Group Steering Committee, Chair, ALA Library and Information Technology Association / Automated Systems/Library Consortia Interest Group, Chaired the Interest Group s program ( The Consortial Experience with Library Systems ) at the 2001 ALA Annual Conference. Member, ALA Government Documents Round Table / Government Information Technology Committee, WSU SERVICE Member, Provost s Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion, Member, WSU Area Technology Officers, Member, WSU Data Security group,
8 Member, WSU UACCT Instruction and Research Technology Subcommittee (campus group focusing on intellectual property and copyright issues related to automation), Member, WSU Information Technology Infrastructure Strategic Planning group, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Member, American Library Association (ALA). Member, ALA Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Member, Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Science Honor Society).